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What is remote work?

Remote work is a concept that enables professionals to work outside of a traditional office environment. It is based on the idea that work does not need to be done in a specific place to be executed successfully. Instead of commuting to an office each day to work from a designated desk, remote employees can execute their projects and surpass their goals wherever they please. Remote workers have the flexibility to design their days so that their professional and personal lives can be more balanced.

Why do people work remotely?

There are a ton of benefits to remote work for both employees and employers, ranging from increased productivity to happier, healthier workers. People want to work remotely primarily because it offers a more balanced and flexible lifestyle. When employees aren’t required to be in an office during a set time frame, they can focus on the things that matter to them outside of the office. A remote employee has the flexibility to start work earlier or later in the day, whatever is more suitable to their schedule. Remote work promotes flexibility and balance, which in turn promotes better health and wellness, mindfullness, renewed passion for the work, and ultimately happiness and increased productivity.

Why do companies hire remote workers?

Increased productivity. Remote employees are more likely to put in extra effort in their jobs, going above and beyond toget their work done in comparison to in-office employees. According to the State and Work Productivity Report, 65% of full-time employees believe that working remotely would increase productivity - and their employers agree. Two-thirds of managers who were surveyed reported an increase in overall productivity from their remote employees. Other benefits include cost savings–companies with fully-distributed teams see decreased overhead from money saved on costs like rent, furniture, office supplies, etc. Beyond higher profit margins and increased productivity, employers offer remote work opportunities to keep their employees happy and engaged, resulting in higher talent retention. According to recent surveys conducted by Softchoice, 75% of employees surveyed would quit their current job for one that offered remote work.

What is Together?

Together a job posting site for US-based tech companies searching for remote talent nearshore from all over the world. We are a company that believes in the limitless possibilities that are emerging in a world where collaborating and creating are no longer restricted by physical location and we want to serve as the platform for connecting innovators and companies in the United States to nearshore workers who are ready, willing, and excited to get to work on programming, development, design, and anything else you may need to get your product or business built and out to market.

What is remote nearshore?

Remote nearshore is the practice of hiring talent in adjacent or neighboring countries rather than in your own country, also known as onshore. Geographic proximity means that travel and communications are easier and less expensive, there are likely to be at least some commonalities between the cultures, and people are more likely to speak the same language.

Why should companies hire remote tech talent nearshore in Latin America?

US-based tech companies have historically turned to India for hiring developers. That trend is beginning shifted towards Latin American countries because hiring tech talent in Latin America is significantly more cost-effective and similar time-zones make Latin America more suitable for business operations. A major drawback hiring talent from countries like India, China, or Eastern Europe is the 10-13 hour difference. The minor or non-existent time differences between Latin American countries and the US reduces response time between teams and workers, allowing for more highly synchronized communication. Because of this, if an issue were to arise, businesses with developers in Latin America are able to resolve problems more quickly and before they snowball. Additionally, synchronized communication allows for real-time collaboration among teams. Another benefit of hiring developers in Latin America is that you’ll have a large pool of options to choose from, as tech talent numbers are higher than ever for Latin America. Both the quantity and quality of tech talent in Latin America has significantly risen over previous years. Now, and with the number of experienced developers still on the rise, the abundance of tech talent is one of the most prominent reasons to outsource to Latin America. Last but not least, because the cultures of the US and South America were both strongly influenced by European civilization, there are fewer cultural differences than those found between US and Indian or Chinese culture. These similarities make collaboration easier.

What are the most common types of developers in Latin America?

Just like in the global developer population, the most common types of developers in Latin America are web developers; over 60% of LATAM developers identify as back-end developers and almost half say they are full-stack developers. Compared to the rest of the world, there are more Latin American developers working in academics than in DevOps and data science.

What is the average salary for Latin American developers?

Median annual salary (USD) ranges from $10-18k across the region starting at Venezuela with the lowest to Chile with the highest salary. Developers with more years of experience are paid more, but certain types of coding work pays higher at the same level of experience. In Latin America, data scientists and engineering managers are high earners for their level of experience.

Which programming languages to Latin American developers prefer to use?

Kotlin is the most loved programming language amongst Latin American developers–a language that came in second as globally loved. Other languages preferred by Latin Americans include Python, Typescript, and Javascript, while languages, such as Visual Basic 6, VBA, and PHP, are the most dreaded.